Tap Tempos

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Set the tempo or use as an on/off switch with a huge variety of compatible devices.

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Tap Tempo Pedal Variations

Soft Touch Tap Tempo

The Saturnworks soft touch tap tempo allows you to set delay rates for a huge variety of pedals and other devices. The soft touch switch is clickless and very quiet.

The normally closed (NC) version works for all Boss devices requiring momentary switching, including the DD-5, DD-7, DD-20, RC-2, and RC-3, or any pedal that requires a normally closed (NC) tap tempo. Some Moog devices call for normally closed switches. Check with your manual for more specific information.

The normally open (NO) version works for any device that requires a normally open tap tempo. Most brands other than Boss use the normally open standard. Brands and devices that use normally open momentary switches include compatible devices from EHX, MXR, JHS, most boutique brands, devices such as the Suzuki Omnichord, and many more.

Arcade Tap Tempo

A normally open tap tempo with an arcade switch. Perfect for setting a tap tempo by hand. Please note: The arcade switch only comes in a normally open configuration.

Micro Soft Touch Tap Tempo

The Saturnworks micro soft touch tap tempo is the same solid tap tempo as the standard soft touch tap tempo, but squeezed into the smallest package possible, a tiny 2” x 2” cast aluminum enclosure. It is available with either a normally closed (NC) switch for Boss devices, a normally open (NO) switch, for most brands other than Boss, and a TC Electronics variation that works with external tap compatible TC Electronics devices.

The TC model is a normally open ring-to-ground switch that must be connected with a TRS patch cable, available here. This video provides helpful information on how to set up a TC Flashback 2 with an external tap tempo. (Please note, the Saturnworks TC micro tap should be connected with a regular TRS cable, rather than the custom TRS to TS cable that he builds.) The TC variation also works as a tap tempo for the Source Audio Nemesis.

We also have a TRRS tap switch specific to Source Audio devices. This version connects with a 1/8″ TRRS jack. This tap version includes a 1′ 1/8″ TRRS cable. Please note: This switch is not a simple plug and play type of external switch. The setup for this external switch is a lot more complex and requires you to configure external switching with your device using SA’s app or desktop software. If you don’t do that kind of configuration, using a mobile device or computer, the switch will not function.

Pro Tap Tempo

Saturnworks pro tap tempos feature a pro grade switch and come in several varieties.

Both the soft touch and pro switches are heavy-duty switches. They key difference is that the soft touch switch does not have a click, while the pro switch has a light click.

The normally closed (NC) version works for all Boss devices, including the DD-5, DD-7, DD-20, RC-2, and RC-3, or any pedal that requires a normally closed (NC) tap tempo.

The normally open version works for any device that requires a normally open (NO) tap tempo. Most brands other than Boss use the normally open standard. Note: a normally open momentary (tap) switch also works as an infinity switch for the EHX Oceans 11 reverb.

The pro tap tempo with reversible polarity features a toggle that switches between normally open and normally closed. This versatility means that you can use it with virtually any tap tempo compatible device. The reversible polarity model is available in either compact or micro sizes.

The Strymon version allows you to set the delay rate for compatible Strymon devices. Strymon uses a non-standard TRS configuration and is not compatible with standard tap tempo pedals. The Strymon configuration requires a TRS (stereo) patch cable in order to function properly. We have TRS cables available here.

Pro Dual Tap Tempo

The pro dual tap tempo lets you synch two devices with a single switch. The dual tap comes with both jacks wired as normally closed (NC), both normally open (NO), or one of each (NC+NO).

The pro dual tap tempo is also available in reversible a polarity model. The reversible polarity version allows you to independently set the polarity of each jack as either normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC).

Pro Double with Reversible Polarity Tap Tempo

The pro double tap tempo with reversible polarity saves space by combining two separate tap tempo circuits in one compact enclosure. Both tap tempo circuits feature a polarity switch to switch the jacks from normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC). The polarity toggles allow the switch to work with a  wide variety of devices.

Double with TRS Jack

This pedal works like the Boss FS-6 in that it combines two tap tempo switches in one pedal and is connected with a single TRS (stereo) patch cable.  This version is available with either pro or soft touch momentary switches. By default it comes wired as normally closed, for use with Boss devices. But like the other pro tap tempos, it can also be wired as normally open.

Pro Triple Tap

The pro triple tap can synch three different devices simultaneously. The default configurations are all normally open or normally closed. If you would like a combination of normally open and normally closed (two normally open and one normally closed, for example), just include a note with your order to request your preffered combination.

Please note: The pedals in the images are stock photos and not the actual pedals you will receive. The pedals you receive may vary in their graphics, knob colors, and/or LED colors, where applicable. We have our graphics options here.

New starting January 2021: upgraded soft touch momentary switches! We are now installing new higher-grade soft touch momentary switches in our soft touch momentary applications. We were able to source a higher quality soft touch momentary switch than any switch we’ve used previously. Our new switch is both very quiet and beefier than any other soft touch momentary switch we’ve seen on the market. 

Upgrades and customizations

Saturnworks offers a wide variety of upgrades and customizations including custom enclosure colors, metal knobs, premium jacks and soft click latching switches. Check out our customizations and upgrades page, or contact us for details.

Please note: Momentary kill switches can have light click or popping sounds when switching the signal rapidly on and off. This is just the physics of sound waves as they’re abruptly cut off and does not indicate that there is a problem with your switch. This phenomenon may be more noticeable with clean sounds while not as noticeable with distorted sounds, as distorted sound waves themselves are already ‘clipped’ waveforms.

Please note: The pedals in the images are stock photos and not the actual pedals you will receive. The pedals you receive may vary in their graphics, knob colors, and/or LED colors, where applicable. We have our graphics options here.

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Variations

Soft Touch, Normally Closed, Soft Touch, Normally Open, Micro Soft Touch, Normally Open, Micro Soft Touch, Normally Closed, Micro Soft Touch, TC Electronics, Micro Soft Touch, Source Audio, Micro Soft, Source Audio, Micro Soft Touch Black Normally Closed, Micro Soft Touch Black Normally Open, Pro, Normally Open, Pro, Normally Closed, Pro, Strymon, Pro with Reversible Polarity, Pro Micro with Reversible Polarity, Pro Micro with Reversible Polarity Black, Arcade Switch Normally Open, Pro Dual, Normally Open, Pro Dual, Normally Closed, Pro Dual, Normally Open + Normally Closed, Pro Dual with Reversible Polarity, Pro Double with Reversible Polarity, Pro Double with TRS jack Normally Closed, Pro Double with TRS jack Normally Open, Soft Touch Double with TRS jack Normally Closed, Soft Touch Double with TRS jack Normally Open, Soft Touch Double with TRS jack Normally Closed Black, Soft touch Double with TRS jack Normally Open Black, Pro Triple Normally Closed, Pro Triple Normally Open, Pro Triple with Reversible Polarity